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Kinda possibly maybe sometimes

By Strayce on March 14, 2018 10:56 am

I got a new keyboard (Yamaha MX-49). As you can tell, I haven't played in any real kind of way for years.

Took a few takes to get this, I'm mostly just improvising. Played live and recorded directly into Olympus WS-831. It's not a bad unit, but it's shit for this purpose and you can really hear it on this recording. It's actually a voice recorder and it has some kind of builtin compression that can't be disabled, so it's ramping up the line noise while I'm not playing, not to mention clipping a little bit.

I'm leaving it though, after a bit of post processing it doesn't sound too bad; I think the distortion actually adds to it. Sounds like something an alien archaeologist might dig up in the far future.

Also, I don't have a better recorder because I just blew all my money on keyboards.

For maximum effect, play this on repeat while watching this livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qghQ5eKGcyE

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March 22, 2018 9:01 pm

Nice!  Congrats on the new keyboard.  Looking forward to hearing more from it smile

March 23, 2018 12:36 pm

Wow, that little touch of distortion makes the piano sound so raw and dramatic. Hope you don't mind if I commandeer that technique sometime in the future lmao. Would love to hear more frrom the new keyboard; it sounds great!

March 24, 2018 9:34 am

Distortion piano is one of my favourite things in the world and there should be more of it. Go ahead smile

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